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by BrianHawley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 15414

Re: How to post a photo

Or you could disguise yourself as me and use the same photo :)

So I guess the next step is to post a picture of that size?
by BrianHawley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 15414

Re: How to post a photo

That’s bizarre. Sorry, I’m out of ideas.
by BrianHawley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 15414

Re: How to post a photo

Now link to

Code: Select all

https://www.mmoc.org.uk/MessageBoard/download/file.php?id=9930
In your signature
by BrianHawley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 15414

Re: How to post a photo

Try posting a picture in this thread, then link to it. Should work.
by BrianHawley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 15414

Re: How to post a photo

Hi Neil. Here is the code from my signature if it helps. Note that the reference to the picture points to a picture posted elsewhere on the board. I presume it could also point to a picture hosted on a different server, although I have not tried. Code follows: Brian [img]http://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messa...
by BrianHawley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7485

Re: get you home bodges

SteveClem wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:45 pm
My old mini, back in the seventies was prone to blowing fuses. They all got gradually replaced by bits of silver paper out of fag packets...
Or a bullet of the right size. 😊
by BrianHawley
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7485

Re: get you home bodges

ndevans wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:01 am
I hope you flushed the block!

Or added milk and two sugars
by BrianHawley
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: New wiring harness

SteveClem wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Electronic ignition has been a great success on my minors, but didn’t work well on my beetle or my A30.
Mixed opinions on electronic ignition. Some swear by it and others swear at it.

Depends on what you buy and your luck I suppose. But has always worked fine for me.
by BrianHawley
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7485

Re: get you home bodges

Once drove a mini 50 miles with no throttle cable.

Tied the SU open with the highest revs I dared in neutral (about 4,000) and did the rest with the clutch.
by BrianHawley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

Thankfully not necessary to copletely remove the box. With the linkage disconnected, it is usually possible to wiggle the clutch pedal out. Worst case, support the box on a jack, remove the cross member, and then lower the box a little and push it to one side. It remains attached ot the engine, and...
by BrianHawley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

You do not need to remove the entire gearbox cover to lubricate the shaft, only the smaller plate over the master cylinder. However, if there is movement of both pedals then that usually means that the shaft on the clutch pedal is worn and/or the bearing inside the brake opedal. You will need to re...
by BrianHawley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

Thanks guys, all useful information. Looks like a carpets out and gearbox cover off job. I’ve had a look up on the ramps and nothing is obviously loose, so let’s hope it’s just lube. If not, then the shaft comes out for inspection and maybe replacement and new bearings. Fitting a grease nipple is a ...
by BrianHawley
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Pedal pivot woes.

I have just noticed that when I push the clutch in, the brake pedal pushes back slightly. Not much, maybe an 8th of an inch, but you can definitely feel it. Same with engine running or not. I’m guessing this is play in the bearings supporting the clutch pedal shaft on which the brake pedal pivots, a...
by BrianHawley
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

My father has mentioned the A40 Devon/Dorset many times, in connection with the use of mazac in the door handles/latches. Every time you see one, the door handles sag, no matter how tidy the car. I know Mini saloon boot locks could be forced open, even when locked. Some bar steward stole my jack an...
by BrianHawley
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

A Cooper S version of the later cars would have been fun.
by BrianHawley
Wed May 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 5875

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

please make it easier to post photos. I have given up trying to post photos from my Mac. I cannot get past the stage where the image is too big no matter what I try. For technical reasons, such as the amount of space they take up, slowing the pages down when loading, etc, many forums have a size li...
by BrianHawley
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 927

Re: Just saying hi.

Lovely looking van
by BrianHawley
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please give a thought to...
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Please give a thought to...

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:31 pm
A year on and Nancy is still struggling on...
All the best.

Hang in there.
by BrianHawley
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: Speed Limiters

The big problem with speed limiters could be bunching of traffic. If cars are physically limited to 60 on a 60 limit road, we can assume that most people will drive at the maximum speed the limiter allows. Of course it won’t be exactly 60 for all limiters. Due to manufacturing and calibration tolera...
by BrianHawley
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1963 traveller with no jacking points
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: 1936 traveller with no jacking points

Only need them for concourse or if you are an originality fanatic.